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The Kinsey Collection:  Re-Discovering America

The Kinsey Collection: Re-Discovering America

Family’s African-American treasures will remain on display at Disney’s Epcot Center through 2016 BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Florida has never been humble when it comes to acclaiming it historical relevance and worth. St. Augustine is globally recognized as the nation’s oldest city and in 2013, it served as the hub for […]

Black men who motivate: The power of a dream

Black men who motivate: The power of a dream

BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Steve Harvey is credited with improving college attendance, career prospects, personal development for more than 8,000 youth who have graduated from his Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) since its 2007 launch. Partnering with Walt Disney World Theme Park Resorts and Essence magazine has proved to be a winning […]

RETRACING THE STEPS

RETRACING THE STEPS

‘Bloody Sunday’ marchers recall pains of the past and the present BY VERN SMITH TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE A day after President Barack Obama walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” – the police assault on civil rights demonstrators that led to the passage of […]

Seminoles increase efforts to protect Florida wildlife

Seminoles increase efforts to protect Florida wildlife

Hollywood-based tribe one of the country’s largest cattle operations BY DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE SUN SENTINEL (TNS) FORT LAUDERDALE — As development eats away at Florida’s untamed lands, wild animals have found an ally in the Seminole Tribe. The tribe’s 36,000-acre cattle operation on the Brighton Reservation, north of Lake Okeechobee, is an important pathway for migrating […]

Celebrating WOMEN

Celebrating WOMEN

By Wendy Zang, McClatchy-Tribune It wasn’t until 1987 that Congress declared March Women’s History Month, in celebration of women’s contributions and achievements.  The month was a step up from Women’s History Week, which had been recognized, first in Sonoma, Calif., in the late 1970s, and then a few years later nationally. While March provides some […]

Gear up for spring

Gear up for spring

Simple ways to care for your car Family Features If you’re like thousands of other car owners who neglected maintenance during the brutal winter months, your vehicle could use a little extra care by now. Setting aside some time will help get your vehicle ready for the spring and summer driving season. Particularly now that […]

Too few Black writers in the video game industry

Too few Black writers in the video game industry

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story by journalist Charles Moody III. BY CHARLES MOODY III SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER While you are reading this article, do me a favor: Open up a new tab in your browser Visit your favorite major gaming outlet Find the staff section Count the number […]